Apple Crisp for One

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Christina Ross
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Maybe you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day.

Apple Crisp for One

Or perhaps you’re craving a bowl of sweet comfort but don’t want a ton of leftover dessert staring you in the face every time you open the refrigerator.

Apple Crisp for One

Or maybe your significant other just isn’t a big fan of dessert.

Apple Crisp for One

Whatever your specific situation may be, I think you should make this single-serving apple crisp.

Easy to toss together, quick to bake, and delicious to eat, this crisp is the perfect cure-all for the singleton on Valentine’s Day, the comfort food-seeker, and the “my-husband/wife-doesn’t-eat-dessert-but-I’m-a-sweets-freak” individual alike.

Apple Crisp for One

Sweet apple slices are blanketed by a crisp topping of whole wheat pastry flour, rolled oats, unrefined date sugar, cinnamon, and canola oil.

A scoop of vanilla fro yo or ice cream (I used So Delicious Vanilla Bean No Sugar Added Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert) is the perfect finishing touch… especially as it melts into the warm apple crisp.

Apple Crisp for One

What will your reason be for making this tasty treat?

Apple Crisp for One

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: bake dessert vegan vegetarian sugar-free apples oatmeal

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 large sweet apple, preferably organic, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 Tbsp old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp date sugar (or other unrefined granulated sweetener)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp canola oil


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil/butter a small ovenproof baking dish.

In a small bowl, toss apple slices with arrowroot. Arrange in prepared dish.

In another small bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Drizzle with the canola oil, and mix with your fingertips until crumbly.

Scatter crisp topping evenly over the apple slices. Bake for 15 minutes minutes; reduce heat to 325°F, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until crisp topping is golden brown.

Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information:

281.8 calories, 8.1 grams fat, 0.9 grams saturated fat, 8.8 grams fiber, 2.3 grams protein

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